Chuck Missler has stated that God’s primary jealousy is towards His role as Creator. Certainly, we can see for at least the past 150 years, that role has been under tremendous assault as proponents of the evolutionary hypothesis try to prove “it just ain’t so.” It would seem that rather than submit to the Creator who formed them, some scientists such as Francis Crick and Richard Dawkins would rather believe that Aliens seeded the earth with what became humanity. Score one for intelligent design. As of insulting the Creator weren’t enough, now comes news that through the scientific machinations of the Transhumanist and post-humanist schema, modern scientists seek to usurp the role of God entirely and become the creators themselves. Leading transhumanist thinker Ray Kurzweil, when asked “Do you believe there is a God?” responded “not yet.” (paraphrased here: http://www.kurzweilai.net/singularity-university-plans-massive-upgrade). Is this not the original lie in a new package? Ye shall be as gods? Oh, but wait…there’s more… as mentioned in my last post, a key area of study for Mr. Kurzweil and others is this project of “Solving Death.” Again, was this not the lie that Satan proposed way back in the book of Genesis? Let’s take a look:
1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
So here we are, 6,000 years later, and Satan is still stringing out the same bait. 1) You shall be as gods. 2) You shall not surely die. Isn’t that interesting? And man is still taking the bait.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
Is that not what we are seeing today? Rather than honor God as God, they declare (with zero proof) that He does not exist and that everything is pure random chance processes. Then, they go about trying to design the next pure random chance process which will catapult them into an era where they, as creators, bring immortality to humankind. Glibly, these arrogant would-be-gods do not see the inherent contradiction in their own thought processes (i.e., we evolved by pure chance but it will require a concentrated effort for us to design the next step in our evolution). They also do not see their own rebellion. Proclaiming themselves as the creators of a whole new species of humanity, they actually take time to posit that with their worldview, one will no longer need something such as religion, which hinders what they deem as “progress.” As John Messerly stated in a recent article for hplusmagazine.com:
But must we relinquish religious beliefs now, before science gives us everything we want? Might we allow the comfort of religious beliefs to those who need them, to those who must tell their children something when someone dies? The most important reason to abandon religious belief is religion’s opposition to most forms of progress. From the elimination of slavery, the use of birth control, and women’s and civil rights, to stem cell research, genetic engineering, and science in general, organized religion often opposes progress. The comfort provided by archaic superstitions often impedes advancement and should be set aside.
I could spend time here deconstructing that statement and eliminating major parts of it (for instance, it was religionists that brought about the abolition of Slavery, Jesus elevated women far above where society had placed them, and some of the greatest scientists the world has ever seen have been devout Christians), but lets hone in on the general tenor or tone of what he is saying. Religion is a lie and what we, the new creators, are positing will give you everything you could ever want or need. Oh, can’t you hear the serpents hiss?
Follow this path, which is not a path that recognizes God for who He is, and you will live for ever. You shall not surely die. You shall be as gods. The more things change, the more they stay the same.